Championship review: Huddersfield get their 'cheat code'; Cornick rolls back years at Luton; Stoke finally deliver
Huddersfield sign the famous 'Championship cheat code', Stoke City turn in a performance to ease pressure on Alex Neil and Sunderland defeat Middlesbrough in a thriller which fans insist is no derby. All this and more from the latest round of the Championship...
TEAM OF THE ROUND
Stoke fans haven't had a great deal to cheer about this season, or really any season since they were relegated back in 2018. Another manager bit the dust earlier in the campaign when Michael O'Neill was sacked in August, however new boss Alex Neil has struggled to get much uplift since he came aboard. With just one win in seven going into the weekend's clash with Reading, few Potters fans would've expected a comfortable high scoring home win, but that's exactly what they got.
Far be it for me to rain on Stoke's parade, but they were certainly given a helping hand by opponents Reading on their way to their biggest win of the season. Goals one and two in this 4-0 victory came gift wrapped, with Reading mistakes in possession leaving them wide open for William Smallbone and Tyrese Campbell to take advantage. As the game got away from Reading, Jacob Brown chested home a lovely cross from Josh Tymon and the fourth goal pretty much summed up the fact that everything was going right for the Potters. The cliche 'he just needs one to go in off his backside' has never been more apt as Dwight Gayle's seemingly never-ending goalless streak finally came to an end via highly advantageous circumstances.
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